3 Benefits of Getting Married
From dating apps like Bumble to vogue fetishes like Furries, the Millennial generation is heralding lots of change in the marriage and family institutions. Despite all the updates to the modern love life, some things stay the same. There are still plenty of physical, emotional and economic benefits of getting married.
Who knew getting hitched would come with so many perks?
People spend just as much time thinking about dating as they do actually going on dates. Whether it’s seeking out a partner, taking someone home after a late night or simply swiping on Tinder, dating takes up a lot of storage space in the old noggin. It can become daunting and very time-consuming.
While marriage comes with a slew of new conundrums, many of these single-life woes disappear. You don’t have to spend time going out on cheesey first dates, thinking about how or when you’re getting laid, or wondering if you will ever find someone who “gets you.”
Sure, marriage is a commitment, but it frees up your time to chase your passion, bond and grow with another like-minded human, and plan for the future without the particular uncertainty that comes with dating.
As we age, making new friends can seem increasingly tedious. We get exhausted more easily and the couch usually seems more appealing than the bar stool. It seems that marriage, however, can help us form better relationships with friends, according to an article from the Journal of Marriage and Family.
Marriage actually improves chances of meeting new friends, primarily in the form of other married couples, the authors report. Double dates are fun, productive and get you out of the house with people who can relate to your experience as a couple.
According to a study published by Princeton University, families that are either married or living together are more financially stable due to their higher earning power and minimally increased cost of living, such as parking and utilities. While many married couples receive less tax exemptions and bonuses than do single people, there’s a laundry list of other incentives to walk the aisle.
For example, one spouse could collect 50% of the other’s Social Security benefits if they do not qualify for their own. You can also potentially receive Medicare, disability, veterans’, military and pension plan benefits through your spouse. You can save on insurance, add to your spouse’s IRA, receive additional benefits after your spouse’s death as well as a long list of other benefits. The bottom line is it still saves money to get married, which is good news for those considering marriage for either love or money.
Marriage sure isn’t for everybody, but if you’re on the fence between a life alone and a life in love, there are at least three benefits to settling down with the one you love. When you make that fateful decision to ask for her hand in marriage, let us know and we will craft an original song to make your proposal magical.